July daze

I’m fortunate enough to be at a point in my work life where I can pretty much take time off as I please, so I’ve been able to spend the best part of the last month essentially idle, enjoying the fine weather.

I’ve passed the days mostly reading and listening to music, and purposefully avoiding the internet, contenting myself with the news that I pick up from the radio in the morning, which has left me feeling a bit less well-informed, but not completely out of touch; I’m still all too aware that the country is lurching inexorably towards crisis, as the Brexit calamity looms and the government becomes ever more dysfunctional.

I’m actually not feeling particularly anxious about this, and I’m not sure that following events more closely would make me feel any better or worse; whatever is going to happen is clearly beyond my control, so resigned acceptance seems like the only rational response.

I will have to return to work at some point in the next few weeks, but I’ll try to put it off as long as the sun is still shining. Perhaps I’ll feel more energised when I’m back in my usual routine.